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Woooo party time!
When you search for items in the the online Disney Star Wars collection, you get 100 items.99 of them are for boys.
The new line of Star Wars figures include Luke Skywalker and Han Solo but leave out Princess Leia, who is as much of a main character in the trilogy as the others. Instead the other figures are Darth Vader and a nameless Stormtrooper. Many of the comments question where Leia is in the line. One commenter asked, “Are they trying to connect with all kinds of Star Wars fans or just their middle-aged male selves?”
Little girls can definitely play with these action figures despite the lack of Leia, but when you look at the Disney Store online they only appear when you click the boy gender category. In fact, within the Star Wars toys and apparel there is no girl gender category at all. When you search by gender, five items for women pop up. These items include gender neutral products including iPhone cases, a mini glass, and lunch tote. The only women-specific item is a 77 tee. The only products featuring Princess Leia include a book titled Vader’s Little Princess, a LEGO figure in the Millennium Falcon set, and appearances on a wall decal and T-shirt along with other characters.
As a girl who grew up loving Star Wars in the ’70s and playing with Star Wars action figures, it makes me SO furious that my own kids have gotten the message that Star Wars is for boys. It’s one hundred percent marketing driven.
For the record, Old Navy has made a few “little girl” Star Wars t-shirts over the years. We’ve always bought them, my girls have worn them and loved them. Don’t talk to me about Star Wars and the fucking “boy section.”
Princess Leia was my hero. I wanted side-buns like her! My best friend was particularly enamored of her sass (“Get this walking carpet out of my way!” Even as a five-year-old, I thought she was quoting that line a bit excessively.)
I find parallels between the way the girl and boy aisles of the toystore (and the supply chains that populate them) crowd out other options, and the way our winner-takes-all voting system starves out third parties.
Original Trailer for the French release of Enfants de la Patrie, which premiered and made the European film festival rounds in 1998.
The film was written by Mathieu Kassovitz and directed by Benoît Astier. It stars American actors, Sebastian Stan and Chris Evans, as the lead roles of James Buchanan Barnes and Steve Rogers.
Since there was no American release (due to protests and cancellations) and no records kept of any promotional material from the UK, the low quality, un-subtitled French trailer is all we have. Unless you are lucky enough to get your hands on a bootleg VHS of course. I did my best with Youtube’s subtitle capabilities in both French and English. I hope they will suffice.
It’s a shame that this film, and the powerfully emotional and complicated, yet still unambiguously moral, vision Kassovitz holds up to Captain America, remains so nearly lost. Let us not allow that image to be forgotten.
This is a fanvideo based on a fake film described in the ever so wonderfully fabulous fanfiction Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film. A link to the fanfic is here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1599293
Now go forth and read!
SCREAM. SOMEONE MADE A TRAILER FOR ONE OF THE FAKE MOVIES IN STEVE ROGER AT 100. THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
Amazing fanvid for an amazing fanfic.
These problems will be completely bizarre to people someday.
I have had these problems.
80’s problems: I was listening to music so awesome I couldn’t stand still. So I ran outside and climbed a tree and thought about how much more awesome being up in my tree would be if only I could have brought the music with me.
Mostly I stay up wayyyyyyyyyyyy too late and write after they go to bed.
I also have a lot of down time at my (very part time ) job, and try make that as productive as possible.
Also, my housecleaning is not exactly…yeah.
My hero! I just have two of them. Still use the staying-up-late strategy, though.
Dr. Frederick Chilton in FutamonoI am grateful that I have trouble digesting animal proteins, as the last meals I have shared with Hannibal Lecter have all been salads.
I really loved this narcissistic asshole by the end of his arc. Mortal fear brought out his best qualities…
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Jim Moriarty, Mike Stamford, Molly Hooper
Additional Tags: Pining, Love, sexual awakening, Virginity, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, Period-Typical Homophobia, Major Illness, Teenlock, OC/minor character death
John was brave and clever and loyal, a commoner who longed for an exciting life.
Sherlock was dashing and brilliant and passionate, an Earl’s son who longed to solve crimes.
Being a Tale of Glorious Adventures, Love Letters, Treachery, Longing, Secret Identities, Deathbed Confessions, First Kisses, Daring Escapes, and True Love.
Completely finished, not a WIP: updates will post at least twice a week.
Airy here - I am loving this eloquent, immersive story!